Sweating is a condition that can annoy us but actually has an essential function for our well-being. Not only does it regulate body temperature but it is also a powerful means of detoxification from industrial chemicals that would otherwise accumulate in our body. A new study confirms this.
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Welding it is a condition that can annoy us but which actually has an essential function for our well-being. It not only regulates body temperature but is also a powerful means of detoxification from industrial chemicals that would otherwise accumulate in our bodies. A new study confirms this.
The body does nothing by chance, through sweat we have the important opportunity to get rid of toxins. Therefore, it is nothing more than a means of purification whose mechanisms the organism puts into action when it is most necessary.
We know we are in contact with chemicals and pollution every day: the air we breathe, the food we consume and our lifestyle in general ensure that the body is exposed to toxins of all kinds: pesticides, heavy metals, petroleum derivatives, fine dust, etc.
Completely avoiding exposure to these substances is virtually impossible. Fortunately, beyond the natural remedies we have to promote detox, our body has a personal strategy to remove, at least in part, dangerous chemicals. This is the sweating, one of the oldest regulatory systems in the body. Previous research had already noted how through this natural mechanism our body is able to remove and expel heavy metals, bisphenol A and phthalates from the body.
Now, a new study indicates that we can add another category of potentially dangerous chemicals to the previous list. Sweating also eliminates from the body flame retardants, highly toxic. According to Canadian research published in the journal Biomedical Research International which discovered how induced sweating helps the body to remove Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs).
To arrive at this result the researchers took a sample of 20 people (9 males and 11 females) of which a sample of blood, one of urine and one of sweat was analyzed.
Used since the 60s as flame retardants, polybrominated diphenyl ethers are contained in a wide range of everyday products: textiles, plastics, electrical equipment, computers, building materials, etc.
The use of some flame retardants is banned or restricted in the European Union, but contamination of the environment with these substances continues to raise concerns about possible health effects. According to the new document, these are the main ways we are exposed to these substances:
- Consumption of meat
- Fetal exposure and breastfeeding
The study also identified the damage that exposure to these substances could lead to:
- Hormonal dysfunctions
- Damage to the DNA
Regular sessions of induced sweating they could therefore help our body to free itself from dangerous substances. This study adds further support to what was already known: sweating has always been (and today we live in contact with more chemicals it is even more so) an important mechanism in our body to promote detox.
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What can we do specifically to promote purification through sweat? One idea is to use saunas regularly or to take diaphoretic herbs (which promote sweating) such as ginger associated with physical activity.